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Blog: Filming the Fable – Animals, The Lion King, and the Humanity of the Ancient Fable
September 19, 2019
Of the slew of Disney’s new live-action remakes, perhaps the most anticipated release was this summer’s The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau. After all, the original 1994 version was arguably the crown jewel of the ‘Disney Renaissance’, enjoying massive commercial and critical success (followed by a highly successful Broadway production). More importantly - at least for those like me who grew up in the 90’s - it was a cultural touchstone, a perennial source of references, parodies, and praise.
Despite initial excitement and successful box-office returns, critical reviews of the new live action version did not react so Read more …